Thursday, February 28, 2013

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige

present "On the Lebanese Rocket Society"

Hadjithomas and Joreige have spent several years researching the Lebanese Rocket Society project: a space adventure carried out at Haigazian, an Armenian university in Lebanon, by a group of scientists and students led by Manoug Manougian who designed, produced and launched the first rockets in the Middle East between 1960 to 1967. 
At the time of the cold war and pan arabism, the project made the headlines of all the major newspapers and became so well known that a stamp was issued commemorating it. Yet it has now sunken into oblivion, pushed from our history and disconnected from our self-image. LINK e-flux

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Manufacturer: Shincho Seiki Co Japan. Dates ±1957 Vertically styled subminiature camera Made of black plastic with metal covering front and back Makes 14 exposures of 10x12mm on 16mm un perforated film, on cartridge that is similar to the Mamiya cartridge... LINK DARLING 16 CAMERA

Monday, February 25, 2013

Lisa Weeda

I do no kingdom, 
no extravagance, 
no estate.

LINK Lisa Weeda (site in Dutch)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Misheck Masamvu

@ C& Art Space 
This first exhibition brought together Yvette Mutumba, curator at Weltkulturenmuseum in Frankfurt am Main, 
and the artist Misheck Masamvu.

‘Misheck Masamvu - Fractions’ presents a selection of the Zimbabwean artist’s works created between 2009 and 2012, reflecting the most recent phase of his production. With vigorous brush strokes and intense colors, Misheck Masamvu reflects on the psychosocial and political realities of Zimbabwe, his home country. His paintings are as provocative as they are fascinating, creating a tension between profound unease and aesthetic rapture in the viewer. 
LINK C& Art Space

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lego Dance

by Annette Jung 
Talking Animals

We are a young and fresh animation studio based in Berlin, Germany. 
We are all graduates of the animation class at HFF "Konrad Wolf" in Babelsberg, and established the Talking Animals Animation Studio in May 2009. If you like our work, please don't hesitate to contact us. Apart from doing our own short films, we always have the capacity for working commercially in any imaginable style that is animatable. LINK Vimeo talkinganimals

Friday, February 22, 2013

8 paintings 1976

by Jules van der Vuurst de Vries and Philip Akkerman 
published by Mundus studio 1976 
binding Dolf Pauw

LINK Mundus studio

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


The Spring 2013 issue of Aperture relaunches the magazine under the title "Hello, Photography," a playful nod to Daido Moriyama's seminal project Bye, Bye Photography. Now divided into two distinct sections, "Words" and "Pictures," the issue offers a broad survey of key issues for photography today.  LINK Aperture

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

Archival record of a first edition NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual designed by Massimo Vignelli of Unimark International. The manual was found in a locker beneath old gym clothes. LINK Archival record

Sunday, February 17, 2013

For sale @ catawiki

Miniature Book, ca 1910. 
Dim. 2.6 x 2cm. In metal housing with lens

LINK catawiki

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn is a Swiss artist who is known for his sprawling works that transform traditional white cube spaces into absorbing environments tackling issues of critical theory, global politics, and consumerism. He engages the viewer through superabundance. Combining found imagery and texts, bound up in low-tech constructions of cardboard, foil, and packing tape, he props imagistic assaults in a DIY-fashion that correlates to the intellectual scavenging and sensory overload designed to simulate our own process of grappling with the excess of information in daily life. Created from the most basic everyday materials, his monumental works are concerned with issues of justice and injustice, power and powerlessness, and moral responsibility.  LINK info Hirschhorn

Friday, February 15, 2013

Neo Rauch

The Obsession of the Demiurge. 
Selected Works 1993-2012 

Following major solo exhibitions in the Metropolitan in New York, the Pinakothek in Munich, and the Leipzig museum of art, BOZAR EXPO presents the first exhibition in Belgium of work by this internationally popular artist, a key pioneer of the Neue Leipziger Schule. Neo Rauch (born in Leipzig in 1960) is known for his puzzling, seemingly narrative paintings. The people in them are busy with something or other; they don’t seem to entirely fit in with their surroundings. LINK bozar

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

 The Editions of the Galerie Erhard Klein 
1972 - 2006

@ bonner-kunstverein 
19 February - 5 May 2013

Rhineland,1970s: The art scene is flourishing and-with its academies, galleries, a young art fair and new institutions—has an active network. The Bonner Kunstverein was founded a few years ago. In 1970 Erhard Klein, librarian at the university, opens his gallery at Königstrasse 71 in Bonn. Within a few years, it will turn into a milestone in the Rhenish as well as the international art scene. 

Prompted from the beginning by his close contacts to Düsseldorf’s art scene in and around the pub ‘Ratinger Hof’, Klein’s main interest was in German contemporary artists: JOSEPH BEUYS, FELIX DROESE, GEORG HEROLD, MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, JÜRGEN KLAUKE, IMI KNOEBEL, SIGMAR POLKE, ULRICH RÜCKRIEM and KATHARINA SIEVERDING were among those considered ‘his’ artists. From these close and, in part, friendship-based associations, numerous editions and artworks emerged, which directly thematized the relationships with the gallerist or contained covert messages and allusions. Thus the phrase that was stamped onto an invitation card by JOSEPH BEUYS-“Erhard Klein Unkonzentriert”- accompanied the history of the gallery and can be found, for instance, in multiples by KIPPENBERGER, ALBERT OEHLEN or GEORG HEROLD. 
LINK bonner-kunstverein

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pavillon Neuflize OBC

The artists at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC - the research lab at Palais de Tokyo - will begin their 2012/2013 residency with a project designed by choreographer Rémy Héritier at Le Phénix, scène nationale de Valenciennes.
Echoing the title, Time Based Exhibition, Rémy Héritier invites the artists to move onto the theatre stage all the elements and issues involved in an exhibition : what happens to an exhibition, not only when placed in a new space, but also within the particular temporality of a show ? How are we to produce a temporality particular to the work, somewhere between its emergence and disappearance?
Time Based Exhibition is an encounter and dialogue between visual and performative art practices which also puts into play the role of the viewer - both a visitor and a spectator. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Re Rotterdam today

Kees Koomen

Jeroen Bosch

Ann Pettersson

Guda Koster


Topp & Dubio

The free artwork of Gilbert and George on internet

Tuesday 8 May 2007

An original work by artists and national treasures Gilbert and George would normally set you back many thousands of pounds. But from 11.30 pm tonight a piece is being made available to anyone who wants it - for free. The work, called Planed, can be downloaded from the Guardian and BBC websites from 11.30 pm, for 48 hours only. It will be the first time that artists of this stature have made work available in this way. The creation of the downloadable work was the idea of Alan Yentob, who tonight presents an edition of the BBC arts programme Imagine about the artists. "This sort of thing has never been done before," said Yentob, "But when I saw how Gilbert and George made their pictures it was clear that this would be a perfect match." 
LINK The Guardian

Friday, February 08, 2013

Chabot Museum

The Chabot Museum in Rotterdam since 1993 located in a building of the Modern Movement. The museum, a white corner villa is a design from 1938 by the architects Baas and Stokla. Since 2000 it is also a national monument and manages one of the most important collections of the painter and sculptor Hendrik (Henk) Chabot (1894-1949), a Dutch expressionist. LINK Chabot Museum

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Etch A Sketch

Etch A Sketch is a mechanical drawing toy invented by French inventor André Cassagnes and subsequently manufactured by the Ohio Art Company. An Etch A Sketch has a thick, flat gray screen in a red plastic frame. There are two knobs on the front of the frame in the lower corners. Twisting the knobs moves a stylus that displaces aluminium powder on the back of the screen, leaving a solid line. 
The knobs create lineographic images. The left control moves the stylus horizontally, and the right one moves it vertically.
LINK Etch A Sketch

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Bulgarian Artists Rise against New Tourist Brand

The new tourist brand was meant to portray Bulgaria as a friendly, charming, and as-yet-undiscovered destination, but many slammed it saying it looks like a "fried egg with cucumbers and tomatoes on the side." The Union of Bulgarian Artists, which was the first one to send a letter, also labels the logo "incompetent and mediocre." 

Friday, February 01, 2013

David Nuur

Track & Trace 
@ The Watersnoodmuseum

The Watersnoodmuseum organizes an exhibition of work by Navid Nuur. He's out of his existing work accessible material sought which he thinks it fits in the Watersnoodmuseum. It is therefore not specifically designed for it. LINK Watersnoodmuseum